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Okanagan College students from Vernon, Salmon Arm, Kelowna and Penticton launched the Unusually Good Food Co., and have been named the Enactus Canada National champions. (OC photo)

Okanagan College students crush competition to earn national championships

Enactus Canada first place goes to Fruit Snaps and Unusually Good Food Co. projects

Okanagan College students from Vernon, Salmon Arm, Kelowna and Penticton launched the Unusually Good Food Co., and have been named the Enactus Canada National champions. (OC photo)
Shaylene Lakey grew up in Vernon in foster care and continues to live here. (Contributed)

B.C. woman shares journey to reclaim Indigenous heritage after losing it in foster care

Shaylene Lakey may have found a safe place growing up, but felt robbed of her culture

Shaylene Lakey grew up in Vernon in foster care and continues to live here. (Contributed)
Amelia ‘Mil” Robinson brings her kids concert to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Sunday, Oct. 2. (Daryl Getman photo)

Show allows kids to Let It Out! in Vernon

Mils Trills helps kids reduce stress by helping them learn to identify, accept, and process emotions

Amelia ‘Mil” Robinson brings her kids concert to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Sunday, Oct. 2. (Daryl Getman photo)
A car crash south of Vernon has a single lane blocked on Highway 97 Thursday, around 11 a.m. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Crash closes Highway 97 lane south of Vernon

Vehicle incident reported by DriveBC now cleared

A car crash south of Vernon has a single lane blocked on Highway 97 Thursday, around 11 a.m. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The lawyers of Martin Estate and Injury Law observe a moment of silence and respect, while Cree lawyer Ethan Wood and Metis UBCO student Abigail Comeau lay shoes and a teddy bear at the memorial to the children who died at residential schools, located at the Vernon Courthouse. (Keylight Photography)

Vernon lawyers breaking down barriers to justice

Indigenous lawyer and legal assistant changing the norm of under representation

The lawyers of Martin Estate and Injury Law observe a moment of silence and respect, while Cree lawyer Ethan Wood and Metis UBCO student Abigail Comeau lay shoes and a teddy bear at the memorial to the children who died at residential schools, located at the Vernon Courthouse. (Keylight Photography)
RCMP have a portion of Cunningham Road taped off Sept. 26 following reports of fun shots being fired. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Suspect car found after shots fired at Vernon home

RCMP continue investigating shooting in BX

RCMP have a portion of Cunningham Road taped off Sept. 26 following reports of fun shots being fired. (Contributed)
A new Vernon-Lake Country electoral district is being proposed for the area. (Contributed)

New Vernon-Lake Country electoral district proposed

Population growth prompts federal electoral boundary changes

A new Vernon-Lake Country electoral district is being proposed for the area. (Contributed)
RCMP have a portion of Cunningham Road taped off Sept. 26 following reports of fun shots being fired. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Suspect car sought after shots fired at Vernon home

RCMP investigating shooting in BX, surveillance photo of hatchback released

RCMP have a portion of Cunningham Road taped off Sept. 26 following reports of fun shots being fired. (Contributed)
A two-vehicle crash north of Armstrong slowed Friday morning traffic on Highway 97A. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Highway 97A crash north of Armstrong

Two vehicles involved in Friday morning collision, one rolled over

A two-vehicle crash north of Armstrong slowed Friday morning traffic on Highway 97A. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Surrey RCMP are investigating a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian at 132 Street and 84 Avenue in Newton. (Black Press Media file photo)

2 Vernon men badly burned in past year: no connection say RCMP

Separate incidents 9 months apart

Surrey RCMP are investigating a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian at 132 Street and 84 Avenue in Newton. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Culture Days is kicked off in Vernon at Polson Park Sept. 23

Music, market and more celebrate BC Culture Days in Okanagan

Arts Council of North Okanagan kicks off 3 week celebration with full day of fun

BC Culture Days is kicked off in Vernon at Polson Park Sept. 23
Helmut’s Sausage Kitchen in Vernon was broken into Sept. 20, 2022. (Contributed)

Mayoral candidates weigh in on crime following Vernon break-in

Business owner frustrated with high frequency of break-ins, with little being done by city

Helmut’s Sausage Kitchen in Vernon was broken into Sept. 20, 2022. (Contributed)
Surrey RCMP is investigating after a man was found deceased in a Newton park Thursday (May 26, 2022) night. (Malin Jordan file photo)

Vernon man arrested in alley following break-and-enter

Someone smashed the front door of the business and stole a number of items from inside before fleeing

Surrey RCMP is investigating after a man was found deceased in a Newton park Thursday (May 26, 2022) night. (Malin Jordan file photo)
Cirque Alfonse’ brings Animal: A Farm Story to Vernon Sept. 29. (Contributed)

High-flying, haywire ‘animals’ take Vernon stage

Cirque Alfonse production plays out at Performing Arts Centre

Cirque Alfonse’ brings Animal: A Farm Story to Vernon Sept. 29. (Contributed)
There were no birds on display at the IPE this year due to concerns about the avian flu. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Avian flu found in North Okanagan birds

Small, non-poultry, flock identified by Canadian Food Inspection Agency

There were no birds on display at the IPE this year due to concerns about the avian flu. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon Jubilee Hospital, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon hospital, 2 other facilities

Armstrong and Vernon facilities affected

Vernon Jubilee Hospital, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The policy change impacts all routes and service in the Kelowna Regional Transit System, route 90 between UBC Okanagan and Vernon, and route 70 between Penticton and Kelowna. (Contributed/BC Transit)

North Okanagan transit workers serve strike notice

Pension plan sought as employer asked to close the gap between Kelowna and Kamloops

The policy change impacts all routes and service in the Kelowna Regional Transit System, route 90 between UBC Okanagan and Vernon, and route 70 between Penticton and Kelowna. (Contributed/BC Transit)
The hillsides aren't visible due to heavy smoke in Vernon Tuesday, Sept. 13. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Smoke continues to pollute Okanagan air quality

Haze continues to blanket the valley

The hillsides aren't visible due to heavy smoke in Vernon Tuesday, Sept. 13. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Alan McMahone and Precious are saddened to learn that their friend Bonnie was snatched by a coyote while being walked by her owner in Kin Racetrack. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Senior shocked after dog attacked, snatched by coyote at Vernon park

Animal grabbed small dog at Kin Racetrack, owner devastated

Alan McMahone and Precious are saddened to learn that their friend Bonnie was snatched by a coyote while being walked by her owner in Kin Racetrack. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The deadline so submit nominations for local municipal elections is 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. (Unsplash photo)

North Okanagan election candidates step up, some acclaimed

Coldstream, Spallumcheen and Armstrong mayoralty candidates single-handily win seats

The deadline so submit nominations for local municipal elections is 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. (Unsplash photo)